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Darois a l’habitude des présidents. Mais ils n’avaient jusque là jamais été de la République. Prouvant que le protocole ne peut pas toujours résister au plaisir de l’improvisation, Emmanuel Macron nous a fait le très grand honneur d’un détour par Darois pour venir vérifier lui-même que Robin Aircraft était bel et bien cette forte tête de[…]

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The CAP10’s comeback doesn’t just make us happy. The French naval air force decided to renew its trust in Robin as for the manufacturing of training-aircrafts for its pilots. Good habits also die hard, for many French military pilots of the last forty years were trained on our planes. Alain Ruelloux, our very own Air[…]

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Nobody knows Norbert, but everybody knows Nono. It’s been this way since 1978. In 2020, the wood workshop is home to him. More than that, he’s « part of the home furniture » as we say in french, meaning that at some point you don’t even notice anymore what’s most vital to a place because it’s always[…]

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This is where it all begun. Back then, there was just dirt, weeds, a few trees and a few farms, sprinkled along one single road, connecting Dijon to Troyes, passing by the great nothing that was Darois. So here we are. Right where was built, in 1957, this half-barrel-shaped hangar that was meant to harbour[…]

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If you’re tired of solid ground, if you’re grasping for air, if you’re running around the living room with your arms spread, howling zooooooooooooom on occasions, well if you’re missing your Robin anyway, remember the latest version of the DR401 confirms its popularity year in, year out, on Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. The latest version is[…]

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Travel diary of a made-in-France-entrepreneur.   Log entry #2: 10th of december 2020   I was just about to take a moment to look back at the last three years and appreciate the formidable productivity thrust that took place in the workshops within that period… I was actually just about to look back at what’s[…]

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Travel diary of a made-in-France-entrepreneur. Log entry #1: 29th of october 2020   It is commonly said that Robin Aircraft peaked in the seventies. But I believe this is actually beside the point. The point is not peaking but lasting. An adventure like this one is not about the summit but about the journey itself.[…]

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Someone rings the handbell in the workshops. New order coming in! A new plane is soon going be emerging, piece by piece, from every workbench. The order passes through the fine sieve of the IT system. Printers are already warm. The manufacturing orders – « OF’s » for « Ordre de Fabrication » – are now sprinkling all over[…]

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Diversification Bucket-seats in Oregon Pine, landing-gear-box-table, hamac structure made out of DR401 wing spar, large garden umbrella mounted with ribs and wingtips: to brighten up your confinement zone, Robin redirects its activities towards garden furniture. Hurry: the deckchair Wing spar is a limited edition! Connect Here to our online shop. And a happy April fool’s[…]

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DR401 155CDI D_ESIQ Full IFR

This year, Santa didn’t just spoil the children. He must have had room left in his sack for he managed to squeeze sixteen new planes in it before Christmas. Sixteen toys, all in the shape of a DR401, that will enchant pilots all around the clubs. The elves of Darois will be building these presents[…]

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Calendrier 2020 - Robin Aircraft

No more Pirelli calendars. We’d rather see some other kind of curves. Each of every twelve month of the year, take a loving look at a Robin and its pilot on cloud nine. The 2020 calendar is available online, along with the new Robin technical jackets. Both are good ways to keep yourself warm this[…]

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Pilot friends and aviation enthusiasts, The year 2019 ends gradually on an Indian summer, conducive to beautiful rides by plane. The landscape is transformed to give way to the colors of autumn and winter. To extend this aeronautical year, we invite you to send us your best pictures to welcome the year 2020 with the[…]

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An engine stop during take-off has occurred on June 22nd 2017 with a just delivered DR401 / 155. The cause has been quickly identified by our teams. No other aircraft in the fleet in service is concerned. The BEA (Bureau for Inquiries and Analysis) will issue a complete report. Robin Aircraft, in Darois, July the[…]

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Virtual Tour Cockpit DR401 Robin Aircraft

The following presentation is objective : every figure has been carefully taken from Flight manuals and from data issued by manufacturers. The objective is to give a transparent comparison between DR401-155CDI and its competitors. Results speak for themselves…   What would be your choice and why ? Feel free to #comment the topic! Thanks for reading us.